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12 November 2020

Why Australia shouldn't abandon international education

The proposition that Australia's public universities should retreat from the international education market, including China, and focus largely or even solely on domestic students is based on a "false binary", according to a new discussion paper.

12 November 2020

Track cockatoos, 'bin chickens' and brush-turkeys for science

Research scientists from the University of Sydney and Taronga Zoo have teamed up to produce an app that allows people to record the locations and behaviours native birds. They will use the data generated to further their knowledge of these species.
11 November 2020

Antibody study confirms low levels of infection during first wave

Australia's first population-level antibody study designed to shed light on how many people have contracted COVID-19 confirms that only a very small proportion - less than one percent - of Sydneysiders had been infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus after the first epidemic wave.
11 November 2020

Responsible business platform wins Sydney Genesis startup competition

Relievables, a responsible business management platform, has won the Sydney Genesis competition, the University of Sydney's flagship startup accelerator program.
11 November 2020

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia elects Garry Barrett

Professor Barrett, Head of the School of Economics, will join 37 other new appointees to the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia - the nation's top social sciences advisory body.
10 November 2020

Peter Lay recognised by ANSTO for contributions to synchrotron research

Professor Peter Lay from the University of Sydney has been awarded the Australian Synchrotron Lifetime Contribution Award by ANSTO, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation.
10 November 2020

8 investments that work to increase physical activity launched

The #8Investments strategy focuses on increasing physical activity across settings (schools, workplaces and healthcare), through inclusive sport and recreation for all, and investment in active transport systems and healthy built environments.
10 November 2020

Has legalising medicinal cannabis made a difference?

The University of Sydney is launching CAMS20 - an online survey of Australian medicinal cannabis use over the past 12 months. This survey will provide an updated snapshot on how Australians are currently using cannabis medicinally.
10 November 2020

Cleaner, cheaper, more efficient: the future of energy

The world is on the precipice of a cleaner, cheaper and more efficient energy future. Here's how Australia can capitalise on digital technologies and emerge as an energy leader.
09 November 2020

University study finds economic window for native grains production

At the start of NAIDOC Week 2020, Dr Angela Pattison and colleagues have launched the first report from a feasibility study into using native grass grains as a modern food product. Initial findings look promising.